Postdoctoral Research Associate - Energy Demand and Energy System Modelling

Heriot-Watt University - School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

The Centre for Energy Systems Integration is a new £20M EPSRC consortium project involving Newcastle, Edinburgh, Durham, Heriot-Watt and Sussex Universities. The aim of this project is to understand the complex relationship between energy supply, demand and infrastructure and how this will evolve in the future. More information on this Centre can be found at the lead organisation’s website http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2016/05/smartgrid/.

As part of this work Heriot-Watt University, leading a work package on Energy Demand, is looking for a researcher to investigate how conventional building performance software and energy system modelling can be integrated to achieve a deeper understanding of the energy demand characteristics of the built environment. The researcher will play an important role in demonstrating how changes in the patterns of this energy demand will impact the wider energy system, for a range of different future scenarios.

The work will be managed across the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society and the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt. The individual will therefore be part of an experienced, multi-disciplinary team in the field of energy and buildings and be expected to contribute to this research group.

The successful appliance will be expected to attend regular consortium meetings across the UK and present their work at UK and international conferences.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr David Jenkins D.P.Jenkins@hw.ac.uk

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts at Heriot-Watt.

For application details and further information please go to:
https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/careers/jobs/united-kingdom.htm

Ref: IRC7470
Closing date: 4th January 2017

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